We can agree that 2018 was a great year for entertainment — and needless to say that it has set the bar pretty high for 2019.
While blockbusters like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War or Aquaman, blew our minds, movies like A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody made our hearts sing. And these are only a few titles that made 2018 such a great year for the movie industry.
However, it seems like 2019 is ready for the challenge. Many of the upcoming movies are long-anticipated sequels, prequels, reboots and remakes.
January has already pleasantly surprised us with Glass, the third and final part of the Unbreakable trilogy, and James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel was our Valentine this year (released on February 14).
But since 2019 has a lot more aces up its sleeve, we’ve carefully studied the release calendar to bring you this list of the most anticipated — and uplifting — movies of 2019. Grab some popcorn and get ready to save these dates!
Release date: March 8, 2019
If you haven’t seen it yet, you should book a seat now! That is, if you don’t want to miss Marvel’s first female superhero to get her own solo movie. Captain Marvel is said to be the most powerful superhero to have been introduced in the MCU and we’re dying to see her in action.
Release date: March 29, 2019
This remake of the 1941 animated classic comes from Tim Burton and it’s the first of three live-action remakes of Disney movies. Dumbo marries the beloved tale of a uniquely gifted circus elephant that will take you to new heights. Also, the cast includes Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Colin Farell and Danny Devito, so… do the math!
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
Release date: May 10, 2019
The highest-grossing media franchise ever finally gets its blockbuster. On one hand we’ll have Pikachu — this cute little creature, and on the other we’ll have Ryan Reynolds — you know… Deadpool. Get ready to re-live your childhood memories with this one. Good or bad, it’s sure to bring back fond times.
Release date: May 24, 2019
Since A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody were so well received, it’s only natural for Hollywood to provide another epic musical. As you’ve probably guessed, this one is a biopic on the life of Elton John. It’s rather unusual for a star to get a biopic while still alive, but Elton John is an icon and a Sir after all.
Toy Story 4
Release date: June 21, 2019
We all thought Toy Story 3 marked the end of Pixar’s best animated movie, with Andy going to college and everything. The producers must have a really good reason to come back so prepare yourself for another heartwarming adventure with Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Release date: July 5, 2019
Spoiler alert: Spidey survives Thanos’ attempt at mass destruction! And since we now know that we get to keep one of our favorite superheroes, we’ll just say that this time Spider-Man takes a trip to Europe (far from home) where he’ll fight against a villain known as Mysterio.
The Lion King
Release date: July 19, 2019
Director John Favreau took on another beloved Disney classic and gathered a great voice cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, John Oliver as Zazu, Seth Rogen as Pumba, and James Earl Jones returning to the role of Mufasa. It seems that everyone is waiting for this live-action Disney remake and reviews from sneak peeks claim that the movie is simply amazing.
Release date: November 22, 2019
Let it go, let it go! The first Frozen movie raked in more than a billion dollars worldwide — with that kind of fanbase, they had to make a sequel. Not to mention that the trailer for Frozen 2 broke the record for animation trailer views in just 24 hours from its release. Anna and Elsa are back for another round of frosty adventures!
Star Wars: Episode IX
Release date: December 20, 2019
In a galaxy far, far away, J.J. Abrams stepped back into the director chair to finish what he started. Although the movie won’t feature too many of those original heroes at its center, the beloved Princess Leia will be included via footage from the past two films. That being said, we can’t wait to see the true fate of Rey and Kylo Ren after the death of Luke Skywalker.